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Old 8th Jan 2021, 04:40
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I wonder if any Soar students have been able to get there student records transferred to other flying schools? Hopefully they all kept there logbooks filled out and at home.
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Old 8th Jan 2021, 07:55
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So what is the Minister of Education doing about making a multi-millionaire who fled the country out of tax payer dollars? Anything?
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 20:41
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Originally Posted by engine out View Post
I wonder if any Soar students have been able to get there student records transferred to other flying schools? Hopefully they all kept there logbooks filled out and at home.
Students have been able to get their logbooks. Training files are still the property of BHI ive been told.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 00:57
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making a multi-millionaire who fled the country
Did he
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Old 8th Feb 2021, 23:39
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Angry

From Today's 'News'......KPMG believes Soar Aviation was insolvent a year before administration

Ah Well.......
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Old 8th Feb 2021, 23:49
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So the liquidators say Soar was insolvent a year before it closed down? Yet the directors haven't committed any offences?

Isn't trading while insolvent an offence? The Covid releif from this didn't kick in until March 2020. KPMG believes Soar Aviation was insolvent a year before administration (australianaviation.com.au)

Article says NK resigned in early 2019 but it was reported in AFR the he resigned in March 2020. Five months after bragging he was worth $66 million.

The video on their facebook page of McCormack saying "I'm inspired by Neel Khokami, Neel's doing a fantastic job... that's what this government is all about" makes me think there needs to be a very, very thorough investigation of this whole stinking mess. (Link to the video on their facebook page)

Will any lessons be learned or will people who "inspire" politicians still be able to rob the taxpayers and students of so much through the VET loans rort?
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Old 8th Feb 2021, 23:57
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Your tax dollars at work

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Old 9th Feb 2021, 09:50
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Moorabbin Airport, SOAR and Federal Ministers

Was he the one that signed off for the destruction of Moorabbin airport as I write. Ware houses replacing hangars and offices and tarmac and future development ???


Now I know who not to vote for come next election !
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 11:09
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Grrr

Is he not....." The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development in the Government of Australia "..???

Well......???

Question - Who is 'ministering' the minister when the minister is busy minstering ...???

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Old 9th Feb 2021, 14:25
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The Midas touch? Doesn't bode well for the guys and gals at Mildura!


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Old 9th Feb 2021, 14:54
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In my opinion, McCormack should be looking more closely at his staff, his Department and CASA because it's actually their failure if they didn't realise Khokani was a shonky operator and warn the Minister.

That is one of the most important functions of a good public servant - to be well enough "connected" and to have a good built - in "BS detector" to protect Ministers from unfortunate liaisons like this because there are any number of Khokanis out there trying for a photo with the Minister or better still: a letter of commendation or an award. There will be students who started with SOAR because they saw the Ministers visit as an endorsement of the company. Same goes double for Mildura.

In particular, I find it absolutely perverse that CASA appears to have attacked APTA and Glen Buckley while either not being aware of, or ignoring, the safety problems and questionable practices that were then apparent at SOAR.
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 15:12
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In particular, I find it absolutely perverse that CASA appears to have attacked APTA and Glen Buckley while either not being aware of, or ignoring, the safety problems and questionable practices that were then apparent at SOAR.
.....ignoring. Wilfully.
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Old 9th Feb 2021, 20:19
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We have to remind ourselves that corruption reigns in Australia big time in all industries and aviation is not amune to it either! It's human nature to rot any system, been going on since we stepped out of the caves!
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 03:00
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Here we go again

Being in command of an aircraft is just amazing!

The closing comment "Soaring to an new altitude..."

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Old 10th Feb 2021, 10:34
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Here we go again

Being in command of an aircraft is just amazing!

The closing comment "Soaring to an new altitude..."

Rush to train thousands of NSW student pilots ahead of international borders reopening | 7NEWS - YouTube


nothing wrong with being positive and I for one hope they are correct.....
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 11:00
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New pilots in training.

Er, but what about all the unemployed, fired or furloughed experienced pilots now flipping burgers or stacking shelves on the back of the clock ??
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 11:05
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Airlines in the US are starting to recruit again, not all of them, but jobs starting to pick up again. When Andrew's and that clown in WA are finished, say, after their 2025 elections, it'll start again.
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 18:34
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Er, but what about all the unemployed, fired or furloughed experienced pilots now flipping burgers or stacking shelves on the back of the clock ??
You might be surprised at how many of them don’t want to go back as they found other things to do or started early retirement. Covid made a lot of people realise that there’s more to life than what they were doing before it happened. Plus don’t forget there was already the “global pilot shortage” before Covid.
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 23:51
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Was he the one that signed off for the destruction of Moorabbin airport as I write. Ware houses replacing hangars and offices and tarmac and future development ???


Now I know who not to vote for come next election !
Yes, 100% Michael McCormack MP is the politician to blame for the Moorabbin Airport destruction:
  • Minister for Infrastructure and Transport from 26.2.2018 to 28.8.2018.
  • Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development from 28.8.2018.
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Old 11th Feb 2021, 23:02
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For those interested, BHI are in the last stages of getting approval to move the current students to a new flight training provider. I'm pretty sure this is a requirement of the VET provider to find an alternate or refund the course in circumstances like this.
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